Bethune-Cookman (10-9) won its fifth straight to match its win total from last season.
Bethune-Cookman opened the game with a 17-7 spurt and led 34-24 after Tabb closed the half with a 3-pointer. The Wildcats extended their lead to 17 points following an 11-0 run but Stetson answered by scoring the next 10 points -- with eight coming from the free-throw line.
Stetson's Leo Goodman stepped into a 3-pointer with 7:06 remaining to cut it to 56-50, but Bethune-Cookman went on a 16-4 run -- with five points apiece from Shawntrez Davis and Isaiah Bailey -- to make it 72-54.
Davis and Bailey added 17 points apiece for Bethune-Cookman.
Volusia County's only two Division I programs first met in 1967 and have played each other at least one every year since 2010.
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|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|